ECB Insight: Lagarde Avoids Stoking Expectations, But Makes Little Effort to Dampen Them

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Saturday steered clear of offering financial markets much new in the way of guidance about the timing with which monetary accommodation would be withdrawn, but neither was she keen to dampen expectations, and her comments on the economy suggested a degree of confidence.

8 May 2022

ECB Insight: Amid Growing Concern About Inflation, a New Panetta is Forced to Emerge

By David Barwick – FRANKFURT (Econostream) – What a change a few weeks can make. On Thursday, European Central Bank Executive Board member Fabio Panetta made substantive comments about the proper course for monetary policy that to some extent could have been uttered by a relatively hawkish member of the ECB’s Governing Council.

5 May 2022